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eNews | October 2016

Asia Institute Events

Taiwan Studies Lecture
Thursday, October 6, 4:00–5:30 p.m.
My Journey Researching Zuozhuan
Suching Chang, National Taiwan University
10383 Bunche Hall

Taiwan Studies Lecture
Thursday, October 27, 4:00–5:30 p.m.
The Optical Illusion Revisited: What Happens in Six Months
Tina Lu, Yale University
10383 Bunche Hall

The Taiwan Studies Lectureship is a joint program of the UCLA Asia Institute and the Dean of Humanities and is made possible with funding from the Department of International and Cross-Strait Education, Ministry of Education, Taiwan, represented by the Education Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles. Events in this series are cosponsored by the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies.


Fall 2016 Course: Qing History through Manchu Sources I
History 187G/201L will be offered this fall quarter on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 6:50 p.m. at 2174 Bunche Hall. This class will provide the foundation necessary to read Manchu texts in any genre while also exploring the history of the unique pedagogical traditions of Manchu bannermen. In addition, by the end of the semester students will have a solid understanding of how Manchu continued to be used during the Qing long after 1644.

UCLA deepens ties and raises profile in Asia
As part of UCLA’s global engagement efforts, a UCLA delegation led by Chancellor Gene Block and Vice Provost for International Studies and Global Engagement Cindy Fan traveled to Asia in June 2016. While in Asia, the delegation visited Tokyo, Manila, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Beijing, meeting with alumni and friends and exploring areas of potential partnership with government, education and business leaders.


September–October Asian Studies Spotlight Events

Center for Korean Studies
Monday, September 26, 6:00–10:00 p.m.
Film Screening: The Handmaiden
Park Chan Wook, director
Sundance Cinemas West Hollywood
Organized by Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles
RSVP required (click here)

Center for India and South Asia
Monday, October 3, 12:00–1:30 p.m.
The Queer Politics of the Raj
Anurima Banerji, UCLA
10383 Bunche Hall

Center for Chinese Studies
Monday, October 10, 3:00–8:00 p.m.
Ancient China in Comparative Perspective: An Afternoon of Papers in Honor of Professor Li Ling
Charles E. Young Research Library Main Conference Room
Cosponsored by College of Letters and Science, Humanities Division, Iranian Studies, Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library

Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Wednesday, October 12, 12:00–1:30 p.m.
Colonial Counterinsurgencies: Coercion and Co-optation in Aceh (Indonesia) and Muslim Mindanao (Philippines)
10383 Bunche Hall
Cosponsored by Department of History

Center for Buddhist Studies and Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Wednesday, October 19, 12:00–1:30 p.m.
Northern Thai Cremation Structures: Palaces, Mythical Birds, and Visions of Heaven
Rebecca Hall, independent scholar
10383 Bunche Hall

Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies
Friday, October 21, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Carrots & Sticks: Reward And Punishment In Japan
21st Annual Japan Studies Graduate Student Conference
Faculty Center Sequoia Room
Registration required (click here)

More events posted here


Afghan Studies Lecture
Wednesday, October 19
4:00–5:30 p.m.

The Economic Role of the Jewish Community in Afghanistan (1880–1950)
Sara Koplik, Jewish Federation of New Mexico
6275 Bunche Hall
In collaboration with the Center for Near Eastern Studies

Book Talk
Thursday, October 20
4:00–5:30 p.m.

When Hajji Baba Met Frankenstein: The Middle Eastern Encounter with the Scientific Revolution
Nile Green, UCLA
6275 Bunche Hall
Cosponsored by Center for European and Russian Studies, Center for Near Eastern Studies, Center for the Study of Religion

Wednesday, October 26
4:00–6:00 p.m.

Celebrating the Ghaznavids: Representations of Court Culture in Medieval Persian Poetry
Gabrielle van den Berg, Leiden University
306 Royce Hall
Presented by Program of Iranian Studies

Climate Change in Central Asia Lecture

Friday, October 28
4:00–5:30 p.m.

The Climatic Contexts of Trans-Himalayan Population Movements: 3000-1500 Years Ago
Mark Aldenderfer, UC Merced
Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, Fowler Museum A222
Cosponsored by Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, Departments of Anthropology and Geography

Central Asia in Transition Lecture
Monday, October 31
4:00–5:30 p.m.

Performing Pamiri Identity in Central Asia
Gabrielle van den Berg, Leiden University
10383 Bunche Hall
Cosponsored by Program of Iranian Studies and in collaboration with the Center for Near Eastern Studies

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